Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Researchers recognised in Queens’ Birthday Honours



Congratulations to our four researchers who made the Queen’s Birthday Honours list recently.

Professor Rinaldo Bellomo: Officer in the General Division (AO)

For distinguished service to intensive care medicine as a biomedical scientist and researcher, through infrastructure and systems development to manage the critically ill, and as an author.

Professor Bellomo AO is a Professor Critical Care Research, as well as Co-Founder of Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, a methods centre for investigator-initiated clinical research that supports 20 staff, 10 PhD candidates, and research programs in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, transfusion, acute lung injury, nutrition and health economics. Professor Bellomo is a prolific researcher, and in 2015 he became the first ANZ biomedical researcher to have more than 1,000 papers in Scopus. For three consecutive years between 2014 – 2016 he was named one of the world's most influential scientific minds of our time by Thomson Reuters.

Professor Christopher (‘Kit’) Fairley: Officer in the General Division (AO)

For distinguished service to community health, particularly in the area of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases, as a clinician, researcher and administrator, and to medical education.

Professor Fairley AO from the Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic was commended for his distinguished service to community health, particularly in the area of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases. He is the Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and is an adjunct Professor of Public Health within our School. He has a large body of publications on the prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections.

Professor John Wilson: Member in the General Division (AM)

For significant service to medicine, and to medical research, in the field of respiratory disease, and to professional organisations.

Professor Wilson AM is a physician with a special interest in intensive care and respiratory medicine. He combines his medical background with a passion for technology, researching the use of video-conferencing in delivering care programs, the application of electronic health records to medical systems and new pharmacological treatments in CF lung disease. He heads MonashAlliance (www.monashalliance.com) which aims to implement eHealth initiatives in clinical care.

He has been elected to or held numerous posts including past President, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Adult Medicine Division; consultant to industry in Australia and overseas; the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee; and Director of Physician Training at the Alfred. 

Professor Robyn Guymer: Member in the General Division (AM)

For significant service to medicine in the field of ophthalmology, particularly age related macular degeneration as a clinician, academic and researcher.

Professor Guymer AM is an Adjunct Professor with our School. Her interest area is ophthalmology, particularly age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading casue of vision loss and legal blindness in Australians over 50. Her research covers all angles of this condition including causes and risk factors, clinical definitions and symptoms, and researching novel treatments.

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